[Dr. Jitendra Singh felicitating the students from Jammu and Kashmir (supported by ‘Kashmir Super 30’ Project) who have qualified for the IITs/NITs/Regional colleges, in New Delhi on June 13, 2017.]
New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday felicitated the students from Jammu and Kashmir, who have cracked the JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 2017 qualifying for the IITs/NITs and regional colleges, at a function organised in New Delhi.
These students belong to the ‘Kashmir Super 30’ initiative of Indian Army with training partner Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) & Petronet LNG Limited (PLL).
The project aims to support the talented underprivileged students of the economically weaker sections of Kashmir to achieve educational success by providing engineering entrance exam coaching.
Out of 40 students enrolled under the project, 35 boys were given coaching at Srinagar and 5 girls at Delhi/NCR. In the result declared by IIT Madras, 26 boys and 2 girls cracked the IIT – JEE mains exam. Further out of 28 students, 9 students made it to the prestigious IITs.
While addressing the students, Dr Jitendra Singh said that these students have set an example before others to follow.
[Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat interacting with the students of Super-30 from Kashmir, in New Delhi on June 13, 2017.]
He complemented Petronet for their efforts in supporting these children. He said that the job which they are performing is not small and they are making a real contribution in the lives of these students with their sincerity and commitment. He appreciated them for their focussed and result-oriented approach.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that we have one of the best talents in Kashmir.
He said that India’s 65% population is below the age of 40 years, so youth-aspirations will decide our priorities. He assured students that the Government of India is ready to support all efforts to realise their potential.
He also said that in the Civil Services Exam Result declared recently, 14 students from Jammu and Kashmir have made it to the list.
Dr Jitendra Singh also appreciated Indian Army for its contribution. He said that we are indebted to Indian Army which serves the nation not only in the times of disturbance, but also in the times of peace by working in various situations like flood relief measures.
Conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and other IITs, the JEE Advanced 2017 was held on Sunday May 21. More than 1.7 lakh students appeared for the JEE Advanced 2017 held at more than 500 centres in the country on Sunday.
JEE Advanced is the entrance test for admission to IITs spread across India and located in Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi,Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Madras, Palakkad, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee, Tirupati, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) Varanasi and Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad for the academic session 2017.
The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs.